Cult New York burger joint Black Tap recently opened its doors in Abu Dhabi.
Serving what it bills as craft burgers, the chain caters to the Instagramming, snap-happy generation of foodies today who love a gourmet burger and over-the-top milkshake.
Now open in Yas Mall, following its success in neighbouring Dubai, Black Tap is serving up its award-winning burgers and decadent shakes for food lovers in Abu Dhabi at its latest outlet, complete with a 90s hip-hop soundtrack.
On the menu are options like the Greg Norman burger with Wagyu beef and blue cheese, the Californian with turkey, avocado, Swiss cheese and truffle mayo, a falafel burger for vegetarians and a vegan burger comprising a black bean patty, pickled onions, salsa verde, cilantro and vegan mayo.
The brand’s trademarked CrazyShake milkshakes are in a league of their own with flavours like the cookies ‘n’ cream supreme – an Oreo shake with a vanilla-frosted rim, crushed Oreos, a cookies and cream sandwich, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Then there’s the totally photo-worthy – but distinctly difficult to drink – cotton candy, a strawberry shake with a vanilla-frosted ring, blue, pink and pearl chocolates, a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream, and of course, cotton candy. Think you can handle it? You’ll need a huge appetite, potentially a friend to help you out, and of course plenty of phone battery to go Instagram crazy.
Yas Mall, Yas Island. Daily 11am-11pm. Visit: blacktapme.com